TheFamousPeople Society For Recognition Of Famous People > en-us Tomás de Torquemada Tomás de Torquemada was a Dominican friar and the first grand inquisitor in Spain. His homogenizing religious practices led to the expulsion of thousands of Muslims and Jews from Spain in the late 15th century. The nephew of a noted theologian, Juan[...] // Saint Barbara Saint Barbara was an early Christian saint and martyr. Also referred to as the Great Martyr Barbara by the Eastern Orthodox Church, she is best known for receiving death by beheading by her own father, who was a wealthy pagan. As he couldn’t accept[...] // Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester, was an English peer of French descent, remembered for his contribution to evolution of the parliamentary system. Born and educated in France, he moved to England at the age of twenty-one in order to claim the[...] // Carol II of Romania Carol II was the king of Romania from 1930 till he abdicated in 1940. His reign was very controversial and it established a personal and monarchial dictatorship as well. He was the eldest son of King Ferdinand I, and he became the crown prince after [...] // Robert H. Jackson Robert H. Jackson was an American attorney and judge. He was the associate justice of the United States Supreme Court. Previously, he had also been the United States solicitor general and the United States attorney general. He is the only person to h[...] // Lee Krasner Lenore "Lee" Krasner was an American artist who garnered fame for her work involving abstract expressionism. She gained special recognition for her collages. Her marriage to Jackson Pollock eclipsed her accomplishment as an artist during her lifetime[...] // Aspasia Aspasia was a prominent immigrant living in Athens during its golden age. She was the paramour of Pericles, who was unarguably the most influential and prolific statesman, orator, and general of Athens of the time. Aspasia bore him a son, Pericles th[...] // Robert K. Merton Robert K. Merton was an American sociologist, best known as the ‘father of modern sociology.’ He is also known for his significant contributions to criminology. Born in a family of Russian Jews in Philadelphia, which had migrated to the United St[...] // Polybius Polybius was a Greek historian and a statesman, whose work explained how Rome rose to prominence. He is well-known for his 40 volumes of ‘The Histories,’ which include the detailed account of the period of 264-146 BC, and also, his own experience[...] // Olympias Olympias was the daughter of Neoptolemus I, the ruler of Epirus; the fourth wife of Macedonian king Philip II; and the mother of Alexander III, famously known as Alexander the Great. She is said to have changed her name to Olympias after one of Phili[...] //